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Constance (Connie) V. Sirois, 87, died July 14th, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born December 21, 1928, the daughter of Francis and Louise (Desjardin) Thibodeau.

Connie was a lifelong resident of Old Town and a graduate of John Bapst Memorial H.S., class of 1947. She married Edmund Sirois in 1952 and celebrated 57 years together until his passing in 2009. Connie was a homemaker, excellent seamstress, and for many years was employed by Dr. Walter Hall, Old Town Health Center, and St. Joseph's Hospital. She was a superb cook and baker, whose creations were the highlight of all of our lives. Connie was a past president of Old Town Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. Most of all, she was a supportive Wife, Mom, Mémère, and "Old Mimi" to many, and enjoyed life to the fullest to the very end, in which she found peace with her Lord and faith.

The family would like to thank the Staff of the Helen Hunt Health Center, "PCHC", Stillwater Health Care, and Hospice of Eastern Maine for their exceptional care of our mother.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brothers, John and Richard Thibodeau and a sister M. Annette Thibodeau.

Connie is survived by her children and their spouses, Frances and her husband David Woodard, of Abbeville, MS, Roger and his wife Pam, Gary and his wife Pattie, all of Old Town, and Peter and his wife Maureen, of Toronto, Canada. She was loved by her nine grandchildren, Nicholas and his wife Mariah, Cherilyn, Brian and his wife Johannah, Kevin and his wife Kristy, Shane and his wife Ronda, Michael, Christine, and Jacqueline, and Jeffrey Woodard. Connie was very proud of her great grandchildren, Hannah, Emily, Emma, Lilyanah, Haley, Aynslie, Colson, Alyx, Kaden, Julie, Desiree and Tully. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Polly Thibodeau of Bath, brother-in-law Franklin Sirois and his wife Verle, sister-in-law Charlene Sirois, all of Old Town; and sister-in-law Raeann Pelletier of Missouri. Connie will be remembered fondly by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Friends may call 6-8 PM Sunday, July 17 at the Orono Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 72 Main St., Orono. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, July 18 at Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Holy Family Church, Old Town. Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Old Town. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments in the parish hall after the interment. Gifts in Connie's memory may be sent to Holy Family Parish Building Fund, 429 Main St., Old Town, ME 04468 or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com
Published on  July 15, 2016
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